2019 Match Results

Today we celebrate 241 of our remarkable students as they take the next step in their careers as physicians, including 200 from our home base in Augusta and 41 from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. They have been educated in all four corners of our state, in Athens, and at our regional campuses in Albany, Rome and Savannah/Brunswick, as well as at our main campus in Augusta!

Their achievements should be celebrated. Their accomplishments, both personal and academic, have landed them placements at top-tier residency programs across the country, including programs here at the Medical College of Georgia. It comes as no surprise that we regularly hear from colleagues all over the United States how well our students are doing in their residency programs. We expect great things!

Their success on Match Day is something we should all be proud of and is due in large part not only to the students’ abilities, but the learning, care, mentorship, and support they have received from MCG’s faculty and administrative teams, who are devoted to student success.

Our Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs (OSMA) guides the process for developing the MSPE (medical school performance evaluation), letters that summarize medical school activities and credentials in a narrative form, and are used by residency programs as part of the selection process. Associate Deans Dr. Kimberly Loomer (Augusta), Dr. Stuart Shevitz (Year 4 Class Dean, Augusta), and Dr. John Francis (Athens) lead the process for MSPE writing and student advising. Assisting Drs. Loomer, Shevitz, and Francis where a team of MSPE authors and advisors who met with student and assisted in guiding them this y ear.

So, what are our students doing?

In the PGY-1 year, 61 or 25% of those matched will stay in Georgia!

34 or 14% will stay at an AUHealth/MCG or MCG affiliated residency, including the Medical Partnership programs in Athens, and Wellstar/Kennestone in Atlanta.

164 graduates or 68% will join primary care programs*:

  • 39 or 16% in Internal Medicine
  • 27 or 11% in Family Medicine
  • 26 or 11% in Pediatrics
  • 21 or 9% in Emergency Medicine
  • 20 or 8% in OB/GYN
  • 16 or 7% in General Surgery
  • 13 or 5% in Internal Medicine Prelim

*Georgia Board for Physician Workforce definition of primary care

Top 10 PGY 2

PGY-2 and beyond # %
Internal Medicine 39 17%
Pediatrics 26 11%
Family Medicine 25 11%
Emergency Medicine 21 9%
Obstetrics/Gynecology 20 9%
General Surgery 17 7%
Radiology 13 6%
Psychiatry 11 5%
Neurology 10 4%
Orthopedics 8 3%
Otolaryngology 7 3%
Ophthalmology 2 1%

And where are they doing it?

  • Students matched to programs in 34 states in 25 specialties.
  • 25 percent of the class will remain in Georgia for their first postgraduate year
  • 21 percent of the class will remain in Georgia for their second postgraduate year and beyond
State # %
Georgia 50 21%
Florida 21 9%
North Carolina 20 9%
South Carolina 16 7%
Texas 15 6%
Tennessee 14 6%
Alabama 13 6%
California 10 4%

As of match day, 98% of MCG’s graduates have a residency position!